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The philosophy and culture of aid

Inquiry

Report published

The International Development Committee have published a report on racism in the aid sector and called on the development aid sector to recognise and tackle racism in its practices. 

The report made a series of recommendations, including:

  • the FCDO should facilitate sector-wide initiatives on improving diversity, equity and inclusion as well as undertake a full audit of pay structures in its own aid contracts;
  • aid organisations should ban all-White recruitment boards and implement other policies to build inclusive cultures and encourage diverse talent to apply for senior roles; and
  • fundraising publicity should stop using pictures of degrading stereotypes. Instead of simply seeking donations.

Read the report: Racism in the aid sector

Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - Racism in the aid sector
Inquiry The philosophy and culture of aid
Committees International Development Committee
HC 150
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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25 May 2021
Inquiry The philosophy and culture of aid
Witnesses Natalie Lartey (Advocacy and Engagement Manager, Communications at International Institute for Environment and Development), and Lorriann Robinson (Founder and Director at The Advocacy Team)
Committees International Development Committee
Oral Evidence
30 November 2021
Inquiry The philosophy and culture of aid
Witnesses Mr Tom Wein (Founder at The Dignity Project), Nabila Saddiq Tayub (Development and Network Manager at STOPAIDS), and Sanjayan Srikanthan (Board Chair, The Start Network and Chief Executive Officer, Shelterbox)
Committees International Development Committee
Oral Evidence
9 November 2021
Inquiry The philosophy and culture of aid
Witnesses Themrise Khan (Independent Development Professional), and Dr. Chukwuka Onyekwena (Executive Director at Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa)
Committees International Development Committee
Oral Evidence
CPA0097 - The philosophy and culture of aid
Witnesses Anonymised
Committees International Development Committee
Written Evidence
CPA0098 - The philosophy and culture of aid
Witnesses Médecins Sans Frontières – UK
Committees International Development Committee
Written Evidence
CPA0095 - The philosophy and culture of aid
Witnesses Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Committees International Development Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: indcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: indcom@parliament.uk, 020 7219 1223/1226 (Inquiry, evidence and General enquiries) / doylem@parliament.uk, 07842 601500 (Media enquiries only)
  • Address: International Development Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA